Saturday, September 16, 2023

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Sunburst

Hello Lovelies. It is with much excitement that I bring you a layout created with the delightful Vintage Artistry Sunburst. I was so excited to create with this collection, as I have many beach photos. I am fortunate to live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and have the most beautiful beaches within a short driving distance of my home. The hard part was choosing which photos to use. Sunburst is filled with the most beautiful summery colors. There are flamingos and palm trees, seashells and seahorses, flowers and butterflies, and so much more!  There are also a solid colors in the  Foundations pack with all of the coordinating colors in the collection. As always, the coordinating products in the Sunburst collection can give you endless possibilities to create with. I chose to use a paper from the 12x12 collection pack. Flamingo Terrace. I machine stitched around the paper, and this was my foundation. 

I decided to showcase the elements in the Cluster Kit, and added bits and pieces from the Ephemera Bits collection as well as the Laser Cut collection. But there is so much in the Cluster Kit, that you really can use just what is in the kit to create many projects. The beautiful part of the cluster kit is, you can follow the cluster patterns exactly as pictured on the packet, or you can design  your own cluster, as I did, for the focal part of this layout. It is fun to collect and layer the elements, and build the clusters using your own style. Use the photos of the clusters on the kit as a starting point, and let your imagination just take off. 

I love the intricacy of the net laser cut. And the yellow Frangipani (Plumeria) flowers are exactly what I had in my garden a few years back. These laser cuts are truly beautiful! Of course the seahorses are darling!! The colors are all so beautiful. It was simply so easy to do all of the layering. 

I used one of the the little flag banners to string along the bottom of the cluster. The tiny clothes pins hold each side of the banner in place. I cut one of the acetate film strips in half, and placed one half on top, and the other half on the bottom under the cluster. I added a couple of butterflies on the page. I cant believe I didn't use any flowers other than the laser cut flowers!! Unheard of for me!! 

I hope you enjoyed looking at this layout as much as I enjoyed creating it. See what the other designers have created with Sunburst. You will be delighted and inspired! 

Friday, September 1, 2023

49 and Market Spectrum Gardenia/Color Swatch Lavender

 Hello Lovelies. It feels good to be back creating with the beautiful Spectrum Gardenia, paired with Color swatch Lavender. The Color Swatch Collections are a must have, as they coordinate with so many of the other collections. I found that Lavender coordinates perfectly with Spectrum Gardenia. The background paper I used is From the Lavender collection, it is Paper 2. The elements/ephemera I used to adorn the paper, are from the Spectrum Gardenia Collection. There is so much to choose from. I chose to use an envelope/pocket from the Essential File Set as part of the matted photo. I filled the pocket full of loveliness!!!

The Gardenia Fabric Tape is 4 inches wide. I took a strip of the tape, matted it on a piece of white cardstock, and cut it in strips. I mounted 4 of the strips, in different lengths on opposite corners of the layout, and placed some pop dots underneath each strip. I topped the strips with sentiments, flowers and butterflies. The tiny butterflies are so sweet. They are from the Butterfly Laser Set. So many sizes and colors to choose from. 

I matted the photo, and used one of the beautiful frames in the Ephemera Bit collections. The hardest part was choosing which color to use because there are multiple colors! One of my favorite elements are the little safety pins with banners or tags attached. I mixed flowers with laser cut flowers. And always save those flowers that only have 1 or 2 left in the package, as I did., because the last 2 Sugar Posies flowers in Hucklberry that I used, are now retired, but you can still find them online.  They matched my floral arrangements and the paper, beautifully. 49 and Market collections make it so easy to create so many different projects as there are so many elements to mix and match for each project you do. I hope that you go through your collections and pull out coordinating pieces and get creating!! The possibilities are endless!! 

Thank you for joining me this week. Please be sure to check out the 49 and Market Blog often to see the latest creations from all of the talented designers. Each one brings a fresh different, perspective on current collection with their own creative flair. xo 

Products Used:

Color Swatch Lavender-Paper 2

Color Swatch Lavender Laser Cut Elements

Spectrum Gardenia Essential File Set

Spectrum Gardenia 4" Palettes Fabric Tape

Spectrum Gardenia 6x8 Classics Collection Pack

Spectrum Gardenia Ephemera Bits

Spectrum Gardenia Floral Laser Cut Elements

Spectrum Gardenia Chipboard Set

Spectrum Gardenia Butterfly Laser Cuts

Sugar Posies/Butterscotch

Sugar Posies/huckleberry (retired)

Enchanted Petals /Twilight

Wild Flowers Paper Flowers/Punch